Earlier, it was thought that he was viewing pornographic images on his phone, during Tipu Jayanti celebrations in Raichur.
“The photographs the minister was allegedly watching were of Melania Trump. Her pictures taken more than 15 years ago gained new traction in the run-up to the US presidential election and after Trump’s shock victory last week. Among the many messages sent to the minister’s WhatsApp account, Melania photographs, too, popped up on the screen,” a senior police official told TOI.
Meliana Trump (Photo by George Holz/Contour by Getty Images)
He had also lodged a complaint against the camera person and reporter of the local news channel which broke the news. It took no time to make for the controversy to take political turn. BJP leader Eashwarappa demanded that the said photographs be made public.